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Who we are

The 2011-2012 academic year was the inaugural year for the Silver Stars. It was a year in which traditions were founded, excellence was established, and the underpinnings of lifetime friendships were forged. It was an exhilarating start for a new director and 29 freshmen and sophomores.

 

Since that time, the Silver Stars have established a legacy of dedication, leadership, and integrity that has earned them many awards, including the title of Overall Grand Champions AND State Champions in 2021.

How we got our name

When Samandra Nail had her interview with then-Principal Carol Houston for the position of Director of the TMHS Drill Team, she had placed Silver Stars on everything in her portfolio: the constitution, calendar, budget, football music, etc. 

 

When Mrs. Houston asked her, "Who are the Silver Stars?" Samandra responded that she thought that the Silver Stars would be a great name, considering the school colors of blue and silver. Mrs. Houston responded with, "That is the name I had come up with and had not told anyone yet. This is fate!"

Isn't it awesome how God works?

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Meet our Directors

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Director, Mrs. Nail

Director, Mrs. Nail

Mrs. Nail is the founding Director of the Tomball Memorial Silver Stars.  

 

She grew up dancing and served as Captain of the Brownsboro High School Golden Girls.  After high school, Mrs. Nail attended Kilgore College where she was a member of the World Famous Kilgore College Rangerettes.  During her time as a Rangerette, she had the opportunity perform at several Dallas Cowboys and Cotton Bowl Halftime performances, as well as the Chicago Thanksgiving Parade, The Adolphus Christmas Parade and a featured soloist in Rangerette Revels.  After Kilgore, Mrs. Nail continued her dance career and went to New York where she trained at Broadway Dance Center and auditioned for the Radio City Rockettes.  Mrs. Nail was chosen to be a Radio City Rockette and had the opportunity to perform in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, Chicago Bulls game and make several radio and television appearances promoting the Christmas Spectacular.

 

In addition to Rangerettes and Rockettes, Mrs. Nail has received award winning choreography for our Silver Stars and other dance teams all over the state with Starmakers Dance and Crowd Pleasers Dance.  Mrs. Nail also has her Bachelor's and Master’s Degrees in Education from Sam Houston State University.  She is happily married to her best friend Shaun Nail, and has 2 boys, Micah and Mason. 

Asst. Director, Ms. Vega

Asst. Director, Ms. Vega

Miss Vega pursued dance from an early age and trained in various styles. She danced competitively in California and moved to Texas halfway through her high school career where she joined the Seven Lakes Sapphires serving as a dance officer. After high school, she was selected to be a member of the 76th line of the Kilgore College Rangerettes where she had the opportunity to be a Swingster and Industry member, a pre-professional modern dance company. During Rangerettes, Miss Vega performed at numerous events such as Contest of Champions in Disney World, the Cotton Bowl Classic in 2015 and 2016, the Macy's Parade in New York City, the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii, and the 2017 Texas Black Tie and Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball in Washington D.C.

She graduated from Texas A&M with a bachelor's degree in Communication and a minor in New Media (Graphic Design). She was a part of Dance Arts Society and served as a choreographer and performer during her time at Texas A&M. Additionally, she was a Crowd Pleasers staff member for 4 years and taught drill teams across Texas. Miss Vega had the opportunity to work with the Silver Stars through Crowd Pleasers every summer and is thrilled to be the Assistant Director of the Silver Stars!

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